Resources for Finding a Job in Science and Health Communications

Many thanks to Kit Brown Hoekstra for researching this list.

Mike McCallister’s presentation on using LinkedIn to find clients

http://www.slideshare.net/WorkingWriter/unlocking-linked-in-09162014

Job shops that are active federal contractors

Results of Google search for “federal contractors”

Results of Google search for CDC contractors

Search string for USAJobs.gov in the DC area

Other resources

  • Writer’s Market identifies science magazines and journals that hire freelancers.
  • Search for not-for-profits in the DC area and identify their communications specialists.
  • Source for names: http://www.newswise.com/institutions/list
  • Foreign Exchange, SDL, Acrolinx, or Tedopres are possible clients for webinars or online training in plain language.

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I’m a technical communication consultant working primarily in the bioinformatics field and also designing and delivering training classes on 508 compliance for electronic documents. I have been involved with the STC Washington, DC – Baltimore chapter since 1994 and am an STC Fellow.